MICROCHIP FORMAT GUIDE

MicrochipHelp.com if you need a difficult or unregistered microchip traced.


IMPORTANT! A very small number of chips are registered in the PetChipRegistry AKA PetChip.info which does not participate in the AHAA lookup tool. (Not to be confused with FreePetChipRegistry.com/911 PetChip which is indexed in AHAA.)


If you have a chip with no registration, particularly a chip from a small company, look it up in the PetChip.info database. We find a few a year registered here.


FORMAT

COMPANY

PHONE NUMBER



15-digit begins 900074


SMART TAG (ID Tag)


201-537-5644


15-digit begins 900085


PETSTABLISHED


855-684-3184 ext 3


15-digit begins 900111

900113

900115

900118


INTERNATIONAL PET REGISTRY (IPR)

(Per ipr the manufacturer sometimes sells these transponders direct to consumer and then there is no record.)


844-477-7387


15-digit begins 900108


ViaGuard


877-842-4827


15-digit begins 900139


SMART TAG (ID Tag)


201-537-5644


15-digit begins 900164


SAVE THIS LIFE (SAVETHISLIFE.COM)


855-777-2447


15-digit begins 900

not listed above


HOMEWARDBOUND (FORMAT IS 900)

Any chip beginning with 900 and not listed above might be Homeward Bound. They can provide implanter info. Call on 900 chip not matching the above formats. However, there are some unknown 900 companies and most 900 chips are not HB


UNKNOWN (900032 is UNK Format)


844-643-4663

FORMAT

COMPANY

PHONE NUMBER


15-digit begins 90

not otherwise listed


ACA MARRS (Participates in AHAA)


800-992-0571


15-digit begins 911


911PETCHIP


888-546-7615


15-digit begins 932


LAMBERT VET SUPPLY (ADEQID)


No registry kept


15-digit begins 933


BUDDY ID (Microchip ID Systems)


800-434-2843


15-digit begins 939


MICROCHIP 4 SOLUTIONS


877-738-4384


15-digit begins 941


PETKEY


866-699-3463


15-digit begins 952


MICROCHIP 4 SOLUTIONS


877-738-4384


15-digit begins 956


AKC Reunite


800-252-7894


15-digit begins 965


BUDDY ID (Microchip ID Systems)


800-434-2843


15-digit begins 967


IDENTRAC


info@identrac.ca


15-digit begins 977


AVID


800-336-2843


15-digit begins 98101


BANFIELD (HOME AGAIN)


877-567-8738


15-digit begins 98102

98103


PETLINK (Datamars was Bayer ResQ) (Often on Found.org)


877-738-5465


15-digit begins 982


24PETWATCH


866-597-2424


15-digit begins 985


HOME AGAIN

(any chip beginning 985170 with no

shipping info is a "test chip”)


888-466-3242


15-digit begins 987


SMART TAG (ID Tag)


201-537-5644


15-digit begins 990


NANOCHIPID.com

or ViaGuard

Online only (Nano) 877-842-4827 (Via)

FORMAT

COMPANY

PHONE NUMBER


15-digit begins 991


SAVE THIS LIFE

911PETCHIP/ FREE PET CHIP REGISTRY

PEEVA


855-777-2447

888-546-7615

833-733-8226


15-digit begins 992


PETKEY ACA MARRS

SMART TRAC

INTERNATIONAL PET REGISTRY


866-699-3463

800.992.0571

PETMAXX.COM 844-477-7387


15-digit begins 99

not otherwise listed, except 15-digit begins 999

(One batch of 999 were tester chips & should not have been released.

Report these rogue 999 chips to andie@icar.org)


ACA MARRS


INTERNATIONAL PET REGISTRY


800-992-0571


844-477-7387


9-digit numeric


AVID


800-336-2843


10-digit begins 000


AKC Reunite


800-252-7894

AND trovansearch.com


10-digit begins 0A0


BUDDY ID (Microchip ID Systems)


800-434-2843


10-digit begins 0A1


24PETWATCH


866-597-2424


10-digit begins 0D0D


BANFIELD (HOME AGAIN)


877-567-8738


10-digit begins 1


AVID


800-336-2843


10-digit begins 4


HOMEAGAIN & AKC Reunite (Call both. They partnered on these chips.)


888-466-3242 (HA)


800-252-7894 (AKC)


10-digit begins 7E1


BUDDY ID (Microchip ID Systems)


800-434-2843


10-digit begins 9A1


24PETWATCH


866-597-2424


European Chips


If the chip does not begin with a 9, check to see if it is a country code: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-1_numeric#Current_codes

If the country code indicates it is European, check both

http://www.europetnet.com/ and http://www.petmaxx.com/ (Also check PetLog if UK chip.)


PetMaxx shows the databases for each country. Regardless of what the PetMaxx returns (it is usually negative), look down the page and click on the database listed for the country with that country code and search the number in that database.


Here are additional European databases https://www.d carodog.eu/identification-and-registration/


Page down on this page for the rest of the world, Australia for example https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=pl&u=http://chwiladlapupila.pl/warto- wiedziec/wyszukiwarki-zaczipowanych-zwierzat/&prev=search


Here is a discussion of how the numbers for some overseas chips are broken down, first three are country code, next two may be species code, etc. https://www.pet-detect.com/pages/Interpreting-microchip- numeric-codes.aspx?pageid=610


When all else fails, ICAR is the authority: https://www.icar.org/index.php/rfid-injectable/


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5/01/21

Updated Frequently